How to Rock the Nike Air Max Tavas: A Champs Sports Edition

  • Nike Venom Fleece Pants
    Nike Venom Fleece Pants

    My boy keeps complaining that everyone is all over him to switch up his style and wear more joggers. He needs to. In 2015, to stunt, you have to show off ALL of your kicks. You can’t have your pants falling all over the upper. These pants from Champs Sports will do that, plus they are the perfect look to get you to and from wherever you need to go.

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  • Nike Pro Combat Core Compression
    Nike Pro Combat Core Compression

    Heading to the gym in the Tavas? Don’t worry about what to wear — a compression shirt is really the only essential. It’ll keep you motivated to look better and it’ll keep you cool. It’s also going to help you stand out, which will help make people notice what you have on your feet. Whether it’s white, black, grey, or even red, you can’t go wrong. We can’t guarantee you’ll look great once you actually get to the gym, considering we’re guessing you switch out of the Tavas for a performance shoe. But you can look good while you travel.

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  • Nike AW77 BB full zip fleece hoodie
    Nike AW77 BB full zip fleece hoodie

    It’s too cold to go anywhere along the East Coast right now. At night, no one is venturing outside. But during the day, if you have to be somewhere, then it’s time to break out the fleece hoodie. This one, featuring a┬ámulti-panel scuba hood and a water-repellent overlay, should do the job just fine.

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  • Nike Futura Reverse T-shirt
    Nike Futura Reverse T-shirt

    If you’re just trying to chill — and that’s probably what you should be doing in the Air Max Tavas considering that’s what it does best — then you need a dope T-shirt. You could go for something simple but, at least with this shoe, we think you need to play up the fact that it just dropped, and that it looks like the Roshe Run’s new and cooler brother. Go with this shirt and try to match the shirt’s color overlays with the sneaker’s.

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  • Nike AW84 Tech Pack
    Nike AW84 Tech Pack

    Take your casual look to the next level with this sick 5-panel hat from Champs Sports. If you’re rocking the Air Max Tavas in 2015, it’s likely because you want to give off the casual, low-key vibe. Well, here’s the perfect accessory for that. It’ll take you from zero to 100 real quick. Get rid of the fitteds and go with a new look in the New Year.

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  • Nike Venom Fleece Pants
  • Nike Pro Combat Core Compression
  • Nike AW77 BB full zip fleece hoodie
  • Nike Futura Reverse T-shirt
  • Nike AW84 Tech Pack

Over the past few years, we’ve seen the emergence of lifestyle shoes from big brands like Nike and adidas. Yes, they’ve always been there and yes, they’ve always sold well. But over the past few years there’s been a cultural shift among sneakerheads and the inner city youth. Air Jordans still reign supreme, but a large portion of us are wearing shoes like the Nike Roshe Run, the adidas Flux, and the adidas Tubular. The game is changing and a few years from now who knows what the landscape will look like?

With that in mind, the Nike Air Max Tavas has jumped right in, taking bits and pieces from the Roshe Run, as well as past Air Max sneakers, to become what could be Nike’s next step in minimalistic casual shoe design. It features a multi-toned upper with a pure midsole, as well as the infamous Air Max unit. With a heel tab and perforations on the heel, this shoe is looking to mix what made the Roshe Run so special with the traditional look of an Air Max trainer.

With the New Year here, it’s time to step up your game and get rid of the threads that didn’t work for you in ’14. So long as you continue to wear the same kicks, it’ll be impossible for you to find your best look now that the trends are changing. With a new sneaker on the horizon, this is even more important than ever. Before you go out and cop from Champs Sports, which has another dope black and grey colorway of the Air Max Tavas dropping, make sure you have a plan in mind. We’re going to teach you How to Rock the Nike Air Max Tavas.

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